Wed. News

Gas-Charged Earthquakes Linked to Mysterious Louisiana Sinkhole

Surges of gas-charged fluid may have explosively generated the earthquakes preceding a giant sinkhole in Louisiana, researchers say.

These findings could lead to a better understanding of how pressurized fluids can trigger earthquakes and tremors, scientists added. . . .

     the jig is up

” . . . .  Frequent tremors were reported in the two months before the sinkhole opened. Researchers had suspected the collapse of a plugged-up, abandoned salt cavern underneath the Napoleonville salt dome may have caused these small earthquakes and the sinkhole.

“Mine collapses in Utah have made earthquakes before,” said lead study author Avinash Nayak, a seismologist at the University of California, Berkeley. . .  “

At 8:02 a.m. there was a big ding seen on many helicorders. Doubt it is from work trucks. LA21 shows it.

The officials say they are switching to CODE 2.

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 Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala is waking up today.

Friday – Guatemala Volcano. Sat. – Mexico Quake Duplicates Thursday Slosh at Lake FUBAR

FRIDAY

The Watchers – Guatemalan Santa Maria erupts, volcanic ash up to 7.6 km

Nevada – Study: 300 Earthquakes In Parker County Since December

“The progress report from the SMU North Texas Earthquake Study said the relation of the quakes to two nearby waste-water injection wells remains a major question. Preliminary locations for the earthquakes show them occurring within one to two kilometers of the well sites.”

Julie Dermansky – Louisiana Residents Still Evacuated Nearly Two Years After Salt Mine Collapse Caused Sinkhole

What’s down in the butane cavern while all this is going on? 
Let’s look . . .        – – –   The latest update is for May 4th

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SATURDAY

A new, big Mexico quake  causes a big slosh effect at Lake FUBAR as shown on LA10-03. And that’s from a quake on the Pacific side of Mexico. The volcano Friday is near an east-to-west fault that runs across to Puerto Rico. MAP.

M6.0 –  Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

SEE ALSO – the FC blog (Baja-to-Arctic Circle quake line on Friday).

And – What’s Going On With These Huge Earthquakes?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .
This Baton Rouge weather report makes us wonder what a lot of rain runoff will do to Lake FUBAR.
Wet weather situation lingers until Saturday morning
and . . . (ikk!) Sewage backing up into Baton Rouge homes

 SUNDAY

LA12 grumbling still hasn’t stopped. Mostly all quiet on the other helicorders Sunday morning.
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South of Gulf of Mexico Shudders

The big volcano in Guatemala (MAP) may go off big time soon. It is showing signs. And the RSOE earthquake map shows big activity on the fault running up the middle of the Atlantic. This area may get more jumpy when Fuego blows:

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Lake FUBAR Sloshing Sunday

Something happened after 4 p.m. at Lake FUBAR. It made a big fluid movement jump on the charts. LA17 shows it well but it shows on other helicorders too. It may have been set off by Central American large quakes today. Plus the Guatemala volcano is acting up. They can all be seen on the RSOE map.

A good map shown here:

LINK – http://youtu.be/Req59IFfi6M

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2.5 quake at Beersheba Springs, Tennessee < MAP

TUES.:

2.0 quake at Greenback, Tennessee  < MAP

Inquiry – Gas Smell Reports? N.O. Sky Reports? Weekend News

Just got this reader inquiry –

“I am wondering if you have any news on the gas smells being reported in Jefferson and Orleans parishes.. There was a report made on the 8th and again today.. News reports say it’s Being reported and investigated and they will update , but updates never come? There was also reports back in April.. I believe they attributed that to hydrogen sulfide being released at chemical plant, but amounts never confirmed or further reports from what I have gathered.”

Please comment here if you see any news articles about this or social media posts etc. (new or old) and it will get put here.

NEW INQUIRY (by us) –

 Did something happen in the sky over New Orleans on Sunday night?

From thread on Godlike Productions forum. If you are blocked see screen grab –

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NEWS

Lt. Gen. Honoré is forming an alliance of Louisiana environmental organizations- the “GreenARMY” and they have a Face Book page. It will get added to the sidebar under blogroll.

ALSO – Michael E. Schaff says, “Bruce E. Martin, Texas Brine’s vice president of operations has had a letter published in newspapers all over the state of Louisiana. In his letter he states “Significant progress has been made in response to the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.” Then rips him one:

“Your spokesperson Mr. Sonny Cranch was at the church hall brow beating my friends and neighbors eliminating those who own camps and claiming that they were “non-residents” so you could get away with paying them NOTHING… yet now, your claim is that they are in fact residents so that you can include them in your inflated numbers… so which are they?”

He gets lots of ink –  “Texas Brine propaganda campaign warrants response

“Had Texas Brine not been so greedy 32 years ago, and had they listened to the advice of their own consultants who informed them that they were in danger of penetrating the side wall of the Napoleonville Salt Dome by mining below 5,000 feet in that particular location, this entire human and environmental catastrophe could have been avoided.

Yet, as alleged in Federal Court documents in a complaint against Texas Brine as reported in the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate this past November, the company submitted a permit application to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources requesting mining all the way to 6,040 feet. In 2010 they made it all the way to 5,654 feet before the solution mining operation blew out the salt into the surrounding strata. This fact was then hidden from the residents of Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou. . . .”

Louisiana WeeklyExxonMobil Won’t Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

SUNDAY

fluid    At 4 A.M. on many helicorders. It lasted over 10 minutes. LA12 shows it. The work trucks started up at 7 a.m..

Fuego volcano (Guatemala): increased activity and new lava flow

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Save Lake Peigneur asks you to save the date: March 26.

On March 26 our lawsuit will be heard in the 16th District Court in New Iberia. We are also involved with Senator Mills in legislation. We will need your help.

Recently, the DNR has taken a step to study what causes the foaming and bubbling in Lake Peigneur. A few years ago Commissioner Welch stated that the shrimp factory on the Delcambre Canal might be the cause of the bubbling. Our response to this was how can that be possible when the bubbling/foaming does not travel and remains in one spot for hours and hours in different parts of the middle of the lake? The long eddy or eddies of bubbling/foaming are not remotely close to the shrimp factory.

I bring this up because in the last testing on January 8, 2014 samples were taken from an area close to Rip Van Winkle Gardens where the bubbling was occurring and in the Delcambre Canal by the shrimp factory.

The long eddy of bubbling/foaming that we observed for over 3 hours on that day ran east to west across Lake Peigneur from the Jefferson Island area in a jagged line across the lake, and nowhere near the Delcambre Canal.

We are one of many, many battles throughout our state and the United States. Bayou Corne remains unresolved. The contamination of drinking water in West Virginia, a major issue for 200,000 people will still pale in comparison if the 15 parishes that use the Chicot Aquifer have drinking water contamination. About Lake Peigneur

We have asked repeatedly for a federal standard Environmental Impact Statement. We have not asked to stop the project, we have asked for a thorough study due to the 1980 disaster and the bubbling which continues. The DNR’s attempt to study the bubbling by choosing to compare foam from the shrimp factory to what I have described above does is questionable science.

Several years ago the DNR chose to send divers to check areas of plugged and abandoned wells. Perhaps they determined the wells were P & A’d but how would an unplugged well explain the long eddies of bubbling/foaming which runs continuously in one long jagged line across the lake, and sometimes in multiple lines east to west, north to south?

We will be writing letters and asking for you to contact Louisiana legislators to support our bills.

We will be asking you to show your support by coming to the hearing even if only for 15 minutes.

Big Guatemala Volcano Erupts Just Before 7:40 A.M. CST Friday

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It is nearer the Pacific than the Gulf of Mexico. It is a huge volcano that in 1902 was ranked one of the worst modern day eruptions  everMore on the Santa Maria volcano with a good map of the plates near Central America that are so active lately.

Guatemala MAP  – (zoom in to Quetzaltenango for location – the RSOE map is wrong it shows Cancun by mistake)

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Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala): increased lava flow activity, small pyroclastic flows

Since the morning of 23 Jan, the lava flow front at the SE rim of the Caliente dome has become more active and generated a series of collapses resulting in small pyroclastic flows that reached the base of the dome.
The volcano observatory mentions that during the recent months, activity had been elevated with 40-45 explosions typically in one day, and associated ash plumes reaching 500-900 m height. . . 

Recent rumblings from volcanoes in Central America not likely to affect Costa Rica

SATURDAY

TWIN 4.3 quakes in Guatemala